Margot Robbie Is Nobody’s Victim in ‘Focus’

February 19, 2015 9:01 PM

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Margot Robbie Is Nobody’s Victim in ‘Focus’

Margot Robbie thinks she could, on a dare, pick someone’s pocket in real life. She was trained by an expert while preparing to play a thief and con woman in “Focus,” a romantic caper in which she stars opposite Will Smith. “Half the skill is actually having the guts to steal,” she says, and knowing how to scope out the victim’s psychology. “I’m the perfect mark, the textbook vic,” she says. “I’ve actually been pickpocketed and robbed a bunch of times and now I realize why. I’m looking up at the clouds, and my bag is open.”

‘Focus” turns out to be more clever than its standard Vegas-heist trailer would indicate. And Ms. Robbie’s character is more shrewd than her first appearance as an amateur thief lets on.

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